The adventure touring segment is growing rapidly, with more manufacturers getting in on the fun every model year. This year, Triumph will be entering the market with its first line of adventure bikes, the Tiger 800 and 800XC.
The Tiger 800 is a standard bike that's aimed at touring enthusiasts who will mostly be sticking to the pavement. The 800XC, while based off of the 800, includes an upgraded suspension and bigger wheels that allow it to tackle tough terrain. The upgrades make the XC a bit heavier than the 800, but also allow a versatility that its lighter counterpart lacks.
Both bikes are powered by a 799cc three-cylinder that produces 94 horsepower and 58 pound-feet of torque. Riders concerned about safety can opt for an anti-lock brake system that can be disabled when the rider wants to go off-roading.
"Triumph’s new adventure motorcycles give us a strong offering in every motorcycle category and a great platform to build on in the coming years," said Satu Mehta, VP of Sales for Triumph North America.
The company is also supporting the bikes with a range of motorcycle accessories, such as auxiliary headlights, heated handlebars and extra protection for serious off-roaders.